Clockers

Clockers

by Richard Price
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Clockers by Richard Price

Novelist and Academy Award–nominated screenwriter Richard Price's bestselling second novel offers "an unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair" (USA Today)

At once an intense mystery and a revealing study of two men, a veteran homicide detective and an innercity crack dealer, on opposite sides of an endless war. Clockers is "powerful . . . harrowing . . . remarkable" (The New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312426187
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 171,169
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.18(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Richard Price is the author of seven novels, including Lush Life, Clockers, Freedomland, and Samaritan. He wrote the screenplays for the films Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best TV writing as a co-writer for the HBO series The Wire. Price was also awarded a Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 12, 1949

Place of Birth:

Bronx, New York

Education:

B.A., Cornell University, 1971; M.F.A., Columbia University

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Clockers 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, just for the book alone I would give this five stars. This has been one of my favorite novels ever since I first read it in 1995, and I was excited for the chance to reread it on my Nook. The only problem, the transfer to ebook is very, very sloppy and the book is riddled with errors and typos. Not a knock on the story or author, but if you want to read it, either get the print verision or wait for a cleaner version to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book but numerous errors in this digital edition. For $13 you'd expect better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As he did in Lush Life, Richard Price creates an environment that teems with anger, frustration, love, fidelity, and overall a desire to understand how to survive. His characters are complex, flawed, and often surprising. In Clockers we are immersed in the seamy and deadly world of drug dealers in Dempsey, NJ. I felt like I could see, smell, taste the many locales. Most stunning is the rhythm of his dialogue and the feeling of eavesdropping on a conversation, not just reading about it. I recommend this book to everyone.
McCarthy92 More than 1 year ago
I just finished this novel and I think that it is one of the greatest crime novels that I have ever read. This novel is actually more than a crime novel, while it has it's fair share of twists and turns, Clockers is an excellent character study of both a Homicide detective and a drug-dealer in North Jersey. I don't want to give away any of the plot, because you should just find out yourself and be instantly rewarded. Also, if you are a fan of the Wire, the greatest television show ever, you will enjoy this novel because not only is Richard Price a writer for the show, but many parts of the novel feel as if you are watching the Wire.
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Avid reader of many years with varied interests, have purchased over a hundred books for my nook over the last year, this is the only book I absolutely could not finish. Maybe you're supposed to somehow identify with or pity this "young black hoodlum" in the story and his cohorts, I was just disgusted. They're all drug dealers and/or users, and the lead acts like he wants out of the life but doesn't know how, or maybe he wants to take the trade over for himself? I'll never know thankfully. P.S. Best brush up on some ebonics prior to engaging.